2016’s Top Kid-Friendly Summer Blockbusters

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A family movie night cuddled around the sofa is one of the coziest ways for families to spend quality time together – however, everyone knows the summer blockbuster movie theater experience is a must. Luckily, residents and junior residents of the Mansions at Acqualina won’t have to decide between the two, as there is a state-of-the-art movie theater located right downstairs.

This summer, get ready for the debut of four new children’s movies that might just be your child’s favorite movie of the year – or even of all time! Below read about this summer’s upcoming feature films and watch the preview.

Finding Dory

Arrives in theaters June 17

The sequel adults, children, teens, and grandparents alike have been waiting on since 2003! Ellen DeGeneres is back as the voice of Dory – everyone’s favorite forgetful little fish – in a new adventure to find her family.


Arrives in theaters July 1

Based on the Roald Dahl classic, The BFG is the story of a girl named Sophie who encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

The Secret Life of Pets

Arrives in theaters July 8

Inside of a Manhattan apartment building, a terrier named Max begins to feel neglected as a favorite pet when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke obtained from a dog pound, resulting in a rivalry between them. However, they must put their quarrels behind them when a seemingly adorable white rabbit named Snowball and his army of abandoned pets who call themselves the “Flushed Pets” – attempt to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.

Pete’s Dragon

Arrives in theaters August 12

A remake of the 1977 classic, Pete’s Dragon is about an orphan boy who runs from his abusive adoptive parents with his pet dragon and seeks refuge with a couple who lives in a lighthouse.